Art Education Update: September 2019 Term 3
So nice to see many of you in the art gallery with your students, whether for a visit for a look at specific exhibitions, a general wander, a workshop, or your own self-directed visit.
we welcome to Maitland a wonderful new artwork on the eastern side of the gallery building that lights up when dark and made by Maitland-born artist Nell:
Nell Made in the Light – Happy Cloud and Drips, 2011
Happy Cloud Purchased by Maitland Regional Art Gallery in 2019
Drips, donated under the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program by Nell in 2019
Currently we have a great set of exhibitions that offer a diverse and exciting range of approaches, use of materials, styles and concepts, great for students of all ages to see!
Stories from Wonnarua Country artworks by students from 7 local schools about what it means to be living on Wonnarua Country today.
UNTIL 13 OCTOBER 2019
Artworks created by students from the 7 participating schools
Oscar Wilde’s The Nightingale & The Rose: Animating a Classic Del Kathryn Barton
UNTIL 3 NOVEMBER 2019
Something Else an immersive installation of painting and video by Lottie Consalvo, Newcastle-based artist.
UNTIL 3 NOVEMBER 2019
Time Traveller Suzanne Archer – paintings, sculpture and works on paper
UNTIL 17 NOVEMBER 2019
Suzanne Archer, Frida’s Parrot (detail), 2018, oil and wax on canvas 200×361.5cm
In the Light of Day Nola Tegel – a look into the world of traveller, artist and collector Nola Tegel who paints in plein air
UNTIL 17 NOVEMBER 2019
A Poem for Maitland Maitland Region Society of Artists – celebrating their society’s 21st Birthday, each artist has contributed an artwork celebrating what Maitland means to them.
UNTIL 24 NOVEMBER 2019
Unfolding Time Penelope Seidler’s Gift to Maitland – a dynamic collection of artworks by contemporary Australian and International artists including Fiona Hall, William Kentridge, Destiny Deacon, Shaun Gladwell and Michael Riley, recently gifted to the art gallery.
UNTIL 16 FEBRUARY 2020
Legacy: Reflections on Mabo
9 NOVEMBER 2019 – 26 JANUARY 2020
Legacy: Reflections on Mabo celebrates the man behind the game-changing Native Title Act, Eddie Koiki Mabo.
Co-curated by Gail Mabo, Dr Jonathan McBurnie and Kellie Williams (Director of Umbrella Studio), the exhibition brings together a selection of over 20 works by Indigenous and non-Indigenous artists in the spirit of reconciliation, twenty-five years after the historic
* especially relevant for History, Visual Arts and Aboriginal Studies students
Kalliope Calliope| Nicola Hensel and JohnTurier
23 NOVEMBER 2019 – 16 FEBRUARY 2020
Between the wheezing song of the carousel and the voice of the muse of epic poetry lies the land of Nicola Hensel and John Turier.
For twenty six years their home and studio have produced a steady stream of sculptures, drawings, songs and offspring who make things.
This show brings their practices together for the first time – and includes
a drawing machine
a mechanical parade,
giant buttons and maps for the ever renewable heart.
* for students of all ages, with lots of creative and expressive ideas for art-making
Check the full exhibition program here:
Exhibition Worksheets, gallery art trails, past Collection catalogues
FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS:
Unfolding Time Penelope Seidler’s Gift to Maitland
Click here for Unfolding Time Interactive Guide
FOR KINDERGARTEN – YEAR 6 STUDENTS:
Art Trails around the gallery that can be done anytime and are available at the Front Desk;
Collection Catalogues of past MRAG exhibitions of artworks from the Collection are available on the
And remember, we can always arrange for you and your students look at selected artworks that are
part of the MRAG Collection, just contact us to discuss.
Claim the date | Our next opening is Saturday 30 November from 3-5pm
Open and free to all, especially any of your students who are encouraged to attend – a great opportunity to hear directly from the artists on exhibition.
School Workshops at MRAG
Here at MRAG we are keen to have you and your students visit the gallery to enjoy making and looking at artworks…with our dedicated children’s exhibition space, the Art Factory, always the site of engaging and challenging exhibitions designed for our younger audience with interactive artworks providing activity and excitement in the ground floor space, there is lots to see and do.
School Workshops: We can organise a 1 – 1.5 hour making/looking workshop with our trained MRAG Art Tutors devising interesting programs to suit your students in our gallery or workshop spaces.
The MRAG Collection can also be accessed for particular themes or areas of study relevant to your students by prior arrangement. Just get in touch with your particular requests!
FUN FRIDAYS AT MRAG
Fridays can be fun – finish the week with a workshop with a qualified MRAG Art Tutor that fits with your students anywhere from pre-school to Year 12 and beyond.
A minimal charge of $7.50 per student applies which includes the cost of materials.
See you in the gallery!